Mobile Chapel Allows Motorized Matrimony

Sep 09, 2009
Everybody wants something extraordinary for their special day.  The Rev. Darrell Best of Shelbyville, Illinois now offers a new option: a wedding on wheels.

Reverend Best had his 1942 American La France firetruck converted into a mobile chapel on a recent edition of Country Music Television’sTrick My Truck”.  The truck now has real stained glass windows, a functioning pipe organ, and two wooden pews.

Best recently took his portable church to the Illinois State Fair, where couples paid a fee of $100 dollars to get married on the truck. “It fits me, the bride, the groom, the best man and the maid of honor,” said Best. “It gets a little crowded, but it works.”

Best said that he decided to convert the truck to give people without a church of their own to have a special wedding service.  Non-Illinois residents aren’t left out, either; for $2 per mile plus a $200 fee, he will drive the church anywhere you like.

We hope it is only a matter of time until the mobile chapel business becomes its own fleet!